7.6.5 maththa: paratharam nAnyath

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Chapter 7

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SlOkam – Original

maththa: paratharam nAnyath kinchidhasthi dhananjaya |

word-by-word meaning (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

dhananjaya – Oh arjuna!
maththa: – than me
anyath kinchith api – anything which is different
paratharam nAsthi – nothing higher exists

Simple Translation (based on puththUr krishNamAchArya swAmy’s thamizh translation)

Oh arjuna! Nothing higher than me exists.

Rendering based on ALkoNdavilli gOvindhAchArya swAmy’s English translation of gIthA bhAshyam

‘Nothing whatsoever, higher than I, exists, Dhanañjaya1!’

Inasmuch as I am the Cause of the cause of all things, viz., the Twin-Nature (described above); that is to say, inasmuch as I am the Cause as the Lord-King of the compound sum of Intelligent and Non-intelligent things; and inasmuch again as I am the Possessor of the glorious attributes such as wisdom, power, energy &c., I stand The Superior above all, and nothing is there beyond Me, or separate from Me, nor is there any one to whom attributes of the given description may be said to belong.2

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  1. An epithet of Arjuna, lit: “the despiser of wealth”.
  2. Cp. Bha Gī: X-39. (na tad asti vinā etc.,) also Cp. Praś: Up: VI-7, (nātaḥparam-astiti).

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